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The Anterior Insula and Hwy W

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

"Acts have consequences, Dixon, they must. These Louts believe all's right now,— that they are free to get on with Lives that to them are no doubt important,— with no Glimmer at all of the Debt they have taken on. That is what I smell'd,— Lethe-Water. One of the things the newlyborn forget, is how terrible its Taste, and Smell. In Time, these People are able to forget everything. Be willing but to wait a little, and ye may gull them again and again, however ye wish,— even unto their own Dissolution. In America, as I apprehend, Time is the true River that runs 'round Hell."

— Pynchon, Mason & Dixon